Way back in 1958, a gun designer named Nicholas Brewer spewed forth a new rifle for Savage called the Model 110. It was a true inanimate hideosity, a collection of cheap parts that could be assembled into a cheap rifle that worked well and shot better than well. Since the early 1990s when Ron Coburn took over the company, Savage has relentlessly improved the 110, and it is now at the point where Mr. Brewer would be hard-put to recognize it. Some of the changes are cosmetic. Some, like the Accu-Trigger, Accu-Stock, and muzzle brake, are for performance. And they do perform. The Model 111 Long Range Hunter in 6.5/284 Norma that Savage shipped me about a month ago is the most accurate factory rifle in a big-game caliber that I've ever used.